UESPWiki:Getting Started

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Task List is not the most important link for new editors, so shouldn't be singled out for emphasis in first paragraph
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'''Welcome to [[UESPWiki:About|UESPWiki]]!''' This is a site devoted to documenting the [[:Elder Scrolls]] games. The site is set up as a wiki, modeled on [ Wikipedia]. This means that the entire site is a collaborative effort, to which anybody may contribute: just click "[[Help:Editing Pages|edit]]" at the top of any page to become a wiki editor! We always welcome new contributors who are interested in helping to improve the site. If you want to get a quick overview over ongoing projects, you can check the [[UESPWiki:Task_List|Task List]].
==Getting Started==
If you are not sure where, what, or how to start editing, these are some pages that might help you out:
* '''[[UESPWiki:Helping Out|Helping Out]]''': Ideas on what can be done to help improve UESPWiki.
* '''[[UESPWiki:Task List|Task List]]''': Overview of ongoing projects on the site.
* '''[[Help:Editing Pages|Editing Pages]]''': Help on how to edit a wiki page.
* '''[[Help:Contents|Help]]''': A listing of all the available help pages.
==How to Contribute==
:''Main ArticleArticles: [[UESPWiki:Helping Out|Helping Out]], [[UESPWiki:Task List|Task List]]''
These are some basic ways that you can improve the site:
==In Conclusion==
You now know the most important things that you need to know to contribute to the project. Do you feel like something is missing or not adequately explained? Leave a message on the [[UESPWiki talk:Getting Started|discussion page]] so that we can improve it. You should also introduce yourself to some of our active members in the project. Create a user page and/or user talk page, leave an introduction on the [[UESPWiki:Community Portal|community portal]], or join our [[:IRC]] channel and talk to everyone there.